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About CHIP72

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  1. What’s sad is this game could have been worse - the Caps could have scored about 3 goals in the first 5 minutes of the game. At least that didn’t happen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. The Devils actually controlled play pretty well the last 5 minutes of the 2nd period, even with being on the penalty kill for 2:40. Hopefully they can carry that solid play over to the 3rd period. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. The Devils need to build momentum on this power play. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I knew the Devils/Capitals game I’d be able to attend would start like this. Ugh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. The timing was odd, but based on the Devils' lack of improvement during Shero's tenure I have no problems with the firing.
  6. UGH, I almost always attend the Devils' games in DC, but couldn't easily do so today due to work commitments. (The fact there were NFL playoff games today and the Devils will be back in DC five days from now, a game I will attend, were also factors.) So the Devils decide to post their most impressive win of the season tonight. (Shakes head in personal disappointment and positive amazement.) Good to see the Devils play such a good game even if I wasn't there to see it.
  7. Somebody please tell Josh Harris and David Blitzer you shouldn't trust the process when Ray Shero is your GM.
  8. This is DevsMan84's domain, but why don't you just buy another knockoff instead and retire your Hall knockoff jersey?
  9. FWIW, the Hynes firing is not being shown as one the main, current stories on the ESPN app (and that's despite the fact I have the Devils identified as one of my favorite teams). I didn't see the news until I read a non-hockey article on the app and saw the story headline underneath the story I was reading. (I don't live in north Jersey, and I don't receive sports notifications on any app because I don't want my smartphone buzzing every 5 minutes, so those things are part of it too.)
  10. Replace the “y” and “n” with the letters “r” and “o” and rearrange the letters to spell “Shero”? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. The Hynes firing needed to happen, but considering the Devils still have a weak defensive group and very weak goaltending, and Ray Shero has been on the job for 4+ seasons, one could argue his failures at building the roster were/are a bigger problem than Hynes’ coaching. Time will tell. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. CHIP72

    Fire Hynes

    You really need to quote a Bruce Springsteen lyric rather than a lyric by The Who. [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. CHIP72

    Fire Hynes

    Basketball is a different game than hockey - 1-2 great players can turn into a bad basketball team into a very good one instantaneously. Everyone knew the 76ers were going to be bad in the Sam Hinkie “trust the process” years, including the 76ers themselves, and the franchise thought if it stockpiled enough high draft picks, it would get those 1-2 great players. (For whatever it is worth, as a 76ers fan I never fully trusted Sam Stinkie’s process.) What I said above isn’t true in hockey. Much like baseball, you need a handful of at least good to very good players to have the kind of depth to develop a good team. You can’t just stockpile draft picks. And the Devils’ moves this past offseason, coming after a disappointing season that itself followed a semi-surprising playoff season, yelled “we’re intending to get back to playoff contention now”. I don’t think any sort of move with Hynes will occur in immediate future, but the ice he’s skating on is getting thinner. If the Devils don’t start playing better, I could see Hynes getting axed as early as the end of November. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I didn't watch the entire game, but the portion I saw (most of the 3rd period) was so God damn boring and terrible it was hard to stay awake.
  15. What are you talking about? The Devils' identity so far is that they suck defensively, and when they don't suck defensively, they suck offensively.
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